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new to me swedish 96

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by dlbleak, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. dlbleak

    dlbleak Moderator Staff Member

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    the swedes usually considered a 3 bore shot out while we consider a 3 grade broke in! just one of the reasons these things make such good shooters.
     
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    Here's my 1899 Oberndorf. These are the first batch of M96s and were made in Germany by Mauser while Gustafs was getting setup in Sweden. This one has the M96b threaded barrel which is essentially new. You can't see it in the pic but there is some red wax around the disk. When the barrels were considered shot out, the disk was removed and the hole was filled with wax. So this rifle had been shot out at some point.

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    No, during the time I had it, I never ran across an adapter. I did have a small supply of wooden ammo, but I think I let it go with the rifle.
     
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    nice find!
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Beautiful! Need one of those to keep my Swiss and Russians company.
     
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    As little as 5 years ago, you could find nice swedes for as little as $200-250. A lot of the ones you see out there now are far less than pristine and a lot more expensive. Some of the prices they're trying to get on Gunbroker are ridiculous.
     
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    Beautiful piece. Have you had a chance to shoot it?
     
  9. dlbleak

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    not yet,looking forward to shooting this week sometime.
     
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    Hope you get to run this baby this weekend. The Swedes are not a shoulder- burner like some of the other calibers though the shorter M94 has a bit more punch to it.
     
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